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The Poudre Face

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Cal Trop (originally entered as 53.5) S 
Check Your Head S 
Check Your Six S 
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie S 
Creepy S 
Crossbow S 
Flail S 
Loyalist S 
Orange You Glad S 
Palace Guard T,S 
River Rats S 
Rocks for Jocks S 
Turtle Head S 

The Poudre Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.69454, -105.37842 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dylan Kuhn on Oct 16, 2006


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BETA PHOTO: Middle of The Poudre Face.


The Poudre Face is a west-facing (or maybe SSE) wall directly across the Poudre Canyon from The Crystal Wall.

Getting There 

A trail breaks off right from the Cedar Creek trail before just before a slabby 3-bolt route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Poudre Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Poudre Face:
Orange You Glad   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
B.A.H.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Palace Guard   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Creepy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Check Your Head   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flail   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Check Your Six   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Poudre Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug about halfway up.

Crossbow 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Fort Collins : ... : The Poudre Face
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Photos of The Poudre Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on The Poudre Face, as seen from atop Cry...
Climbers on The Poudre Face, as seen from atop Cry...
Rock Climbing Photo: Far left side of The Poudre Face.
BETA PHOTO: Far left side of The Poudre Face.

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By Tanner Mitchell
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 8, 2008
Does anyone have any additional beta for this area (pictures, directions, river crossings, etc)? Thanks!
By ABaxter
From: Estes Park, CO
Nov 25, 2008
There are some old Sam Shannon guide books floatin' around town, but you can also find a near full copy (minus photo topos and route descriptions) of the guidebook at Some have considered this a veritable case of copyright infringement though....

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